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07-29-2009 10:22 PM

Why Men Dont Live As Long As Women - 23 replies

07-23-2009 03:51 AM

Problem Solved - 2 replies

07-23-2009 03:16 AM

Craft In America - 6 replies

Does anyone watch that series on PBS call Craft in America? I find its always interesting watching all of these people and the different crafts they do. Being interested in woodworking its fun to watch other craft people too. The other day they had the late Sam Maloof on there talking about how he got started in woodworking. Another episode ...

06-12-2009 09:30 PM

Plexiglass vs Glass - 12 replies

What does everyone think about using plexiglass vs glass for display cabinets with doors that hang on the wall? I am going to build my father a display cabinet for his model cars. The cabinet will be about 24 X 36 with a single door that will have either plexiglass or glass for the window. I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on this. I te...

04-17-2009 05:09 AM

Finish For Reclaimed Chestnut - 5 replies

I recently completed a steamer chest made from reclaimed wormy chestnut. It has lots of worm tracks, and also some very old black stained nail holes. I think I will just leave the nail holes and not fill them…they seem to add character and age to the wood. I love the color and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what kind...

04-08-2009 04:57 AM

Glue for Dovetails - 12 replies

I was wondering what glue everyone uses when doing dovetails? I have been usually using Titebond III, but sometimes find when I have a lot of dovetails to do, that it is sometimes hard to get glue on all the tails and pins and then assemble the piece before the glue starts to set. I have thought maybe polyurethane would be better for this̷...

03-27-2009 07:27 PM

Clamp Question - 8 replies

What clamps does everyone think works the best for edge glueing boards to make panels? I currently have a lot of pipe clamps, but I always think there must be a better clamp out there for this. Maybe the Bessey K clamp? Thanks

03-25-2009 12:56 AM

Salvaged Lumber Preparation - 5 replies

I have some chestnut lumber that I would like to use for a chest. The wood is in 4/4 stock eight and ten foot lengths. It is in pretty good shape, but occasionally when I cut a length of it, plane and join it I end up with checks at the ends of some of the boards. Although I have cut the lengths a bit longer than needed and can cut off some o...

03-11-2009 02:47 AM

Table Saw Miter Gauge - 12 replies

I was looking for a good table saw miter gauge. I looked at various ones, but couldnt decide just what would be best. I thought the Incra 1000 SE or HD was interesting. I was wondering if any of you have used these or have any ideas? I have a Powermatic 66 saw with the standard miter gauge track. Thanks

11-25-2008 11:44 PM

Gel Stain Problem - 11 replies

I recently finished a cabinet in cherry, using solids and cherry veneer plywood. I decided to try a gel stain (dark cherry color.) I have not had any experience with a gel before. At this point I am sorry I tried the gel on this project, but its too far along to turn back. I found when applying it to the cherry veneer plywood portions, the ...

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